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Term: Jyotish


The system of astrology primarily practiced in India. It has three major differences from Western astrology:

  1. It uses a sidereal zodiac rather than a tropical zodiac
  2. It focuses on predictions rather than psychological interpretations
  3. It gives specific remedies to resolve problems

 Although it is sometimes called Vedic astrology, astrological research in India pre-dates the book known as the Vedas.